Where to begin!? Katie and I were college roommates at JMU and have an endless amount stories… stories that are probably best kept buried in the apartments at Sunchase. We shared everything from closets and beauty tips to secrets and relationship advice. Katie and I are so much alike and yet I’ve never found it hard to get along with her as she is a kind, giving, and loving friend. I graduated a year early and we parted ways then, but have kept in contact over the years. Any time we talk or see each other it’s like no time has passed, we can pick up right where we left off. But, this post is about Katie and her fiance, not me! So moving on…
Katie interned at Georgetown during the summer after her Junior year at JMU. Matt, a recent PSU grad, was also interning in the city during this time and heard that there were a couple of “cute” girls who moved in next door. Upon their initial meeting, they actually did not hit it off; Matt thought Katie was a little bit too serious and even a bit mean! When they finally had a chance to sit down and chat a few weeks later, they realized that they both had family/grew up near the same small town in PA and their relationship took off from there.
As many relationships go, it wasn’t easy, of course. Katie had to head back to school to finish up her Senior year while Matt stayed in DC. They were able to spend a year together after graduating but were again separated when Katie moved to Philly to pursue her passion of becoming a nurse anesthetist. Matt now works for Under Armour in Baltimore, which has eased the commute quite a bit, but it is still a (wonderful) challenge. After getting married in May 2016, they plan to make their home in DC.
We shot their session in Georgetown as it holds a special place in their relationship. We somehow managed to dodge any rainstorms and ended up with some beautiful images on this overcast day. Enjoy some of my favorites!